Promoting Forest Management with Owners of Medium-Size Parcels of Land

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In 1958, the Texas Forest Service began a project in the pine-hardwood region of East Texas to promote adoption of forest management practices on privately owned forested tracts between 500 and 5,0O0 acres in size. Thirty-four percent of the 476 landowners involved in the study responded to the management proposal and applied recommended silvicultural treatments to their forest holdings. Planned recontacts with landowners not yet practicing forest management may increase this percentage. Lack of market outlet for pine and hardwood was the landowners' principal reason for failure to respond favorably to a proposal that forestry be practiced on their woodlands.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Head of the Reforestation Section, Texas Forest Service, College Station

Publication date: August 1, 1966

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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